Contrarian Dynamic

Comments on the internet come in multiple waves and are fueled by objections. The earliest comments tend to be negative reactions to the post, knee-jerk reactions that seem to be fast to write. Next comes the objection to the early negative comments and usually has more substance that defends the post (dang, moderator on HN, says these are also the most upvoted). The cycle of objections continues until the post is out of view.

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